About Me

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Currently the Associate Director for Design for America (DFA) and a lecturer at the Segal Design Institute at Northwestern University, I am a San Francisco native and passionate about the intersection of design education and local/social impact. My studio, students' projects, and DFA have been discussed in publications and blogs such as Fast Company, Chicago Tribune, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Core77 and more. I have been fortunate enough to have spoken and given workshops at TEDx, the NE IDSA Conference, Better Word by Design Conferences, Fulbright Seminar, and given workshops at college campuses across the country. I earned my BFA in industrial design at the Rhode Island School of Design where I received RISD’s Community Service Award and the Rachel Carson Award upon graduation. I am currently working on a masters in learning and organizational change at Northwestern University. At the start, I founded and taught the advanced studio, Design for Social Entrepreneurship at RISD, Design Futures at Pratt and worked with nonprofits such as Design that Matters and GreenBlue.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Follow Me!

Hey Everyone- good news! Timberland has chosen me as an "EarthKeeper Hero!" You can now follow me this year as I blog about my upcoming healthy home make over show with innercity teens here! You'll get a behind the scenes look at putting together the program and how it all turns out! 

I won't be blogging here for a while so I'll catch you over there! 

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Hey Everyone! Cool news! After scouting out for "EarthKeeper Heros" Timberland and Changents has found and nominated me! Here's a little video I put together to tell them a little bit more about myself. Fingers crossed!